This is a great book for someone who wants to help sort through information from a scientific, fact-based approach.
We have a real problem with misinformation being shared and going viral on social media. Any time you see some information, question it’s origin.
“Is this real, or was this created to garner a click and/or to go viral.”
There is a seemingly infinite amount of content online and one way to get your attention is to present it as being shocking or outrageous. Don’t fall for it.
A few of the great topics in the book include:
- The Dunning-Kruger Effect
- Pyramid Schemes
- The Singularity (artificial intelligence)
- The Warrens and Ghost Hunting
- Fake News
This is a big book, but an easy read and you can go through and cherry pick the topics you are most interested in.
Be thoughtful. Be deliberate. Be skeptical.